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Up2nogood RN works as a RN.

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Perhaps she is trying to keep her hair out of her face in a stylish way? Haha. It isn't a big deal, let it go. I'm sure you do things that people find irritating and think "is that professional"? Would you want them posting it on here for the world to see?

If she wanted to hold her hair back she could use regular eyeglasses. Might even make her appear brighter?

I've been thinking of getting some even though I have 20/20 vision. Do you think I'll look smart and *sexy*? ........ROTFLMAO.

Really OP, why don't you just ask your friend this? Your not embarrassed to tell her she's not the brightest bulb in the bed, no?

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Sheesh some people are taking this way too seriously! The chick is totally weird for wearing sunglasses on her head while working, I would think it's strange if she were my nurse. My guess is she's doing it for attention.

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ProfRN4 works as a Staff Educator.

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I would think it's strange if she were my nurse.

That thought hadn't even crossed my mind until now. I'm surprised a patient hasn't said anything.

As an instructor, we are constantly revising our rules and policies for clinical attire and testing regulations. It seems that you can't think of everything, but the minute something comes out of left field (like a student wearing sunglasses on their head), the policy needs to be revised. Then the students ask "Why does it say we can't wear sunglasses on our heads... and who would do that anyway?" Then they look at you like you're making it up. A real-life example of this is the annual underwear discussion (you know, the one that goes "We should not be able to see your underwear through your pants") :crying2:

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mazy works as a LPN.

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I just see those glasses falling off and landing in a pile of poop.

This sounds like something out of a Seinfeld episode, out of every Seinfeld episode -- Someone gets upset about some benign but strange glitch and just will not let it go until it blows up into a huge awkward social disaster.

It's a very weird habit but I think after a while I would just give up and ask that nurse about it, because it's kind of funny and I have a weird sense of humor.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Director of OB Services.

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It's a very weird habit but I think after a while I would just give up and ask that nurse about it, because it's kind of funny and I have a weird sense of humor.

That would be me, too. Said in a voice dripping with confused incredulousness "Um...why do you wear sunglasses on your head at work?"

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Everything in life is there to teach you something,patience and tolerance seem to be good ones. These will come in handy when you need them,when the issue is much bigger than sunglasses.

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boushie87 works as a Student.

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I would think this was odd and unprofessional too. Same as if she wore a hat or any other object inside that is meant for outside wear at her job as a professional. Not sure why everyone has their panties in a bunch over it? It's not professional. End of story.

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I knew someone who did this because she had thinning hair at the part and the glasses covered it up to a degree.

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SpEdtacular has 7 years experience and works as a Informatics Nurse Specialist.

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Maybe she's covering a bald spot or hair extensions and she doesn't like headbands. She's from CA and you're from a more rural area. Maybe its the norm where she is from and it's just a part of what she thinks makes her her. It's just like gum chewing, tattoos, piercings, hairstyles, etc... some of us will agree with it while others will think it's repulsive. (I mean eye glasses can fall into C-Diff, headbands slip off too. I've had people say don't put on your lip balm while at work - even after washing my hands) We are all individuals, so accept she's different from you, and oddly enough she may think Wisconsin people are weird. Just a thought.

Your weird is someone else's norm. :o

My thoughts exactly. I moved to North Carolina from NJ and for the life of me I can't understand some of the things North Carolinians do and say, but on the other hand, I know they wonder the same things about me. I remember thinking it was adorably hilarious that they called car accidents "wrecks", even on the news!

Meanwhile, I brought a patient to the ED and said he was in an accident and the nurse looked at me with a blank stare and said "what kind of accident?" and I said "a car accident..." She honestly had no idea what I meant because down here an accident (at least a car accident) is a wreck.

You have to take people in context. People from California are going to behave and dress and talk differently than people from Wisconsin. If you are genuinely curious about something ask. Most people aren't offended by genuine curiosity. Otherwise, move on. :coollook:

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I've got two opposing feelings right now.

Unprofessional appearance, and it may even end up in the next revision of the facility's dresscode. They got rid of the nurses' cap after too many got tangled in IV lines or fell off at the wrong moment... not to mention infection.

Despite that... I still can't take it that seriously, especially if she's a good co-worker. I almost feel sorry for her now that this thread has gotten so long.

I would love to be able to ask her why she wears them everyday!! So..... if you finally just come out and ask her then you must let us know what she says!! Please, please, please let us know what her reason is!

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I don't know about the rest of you but the med/surg floor I worked on, we were busting it from the time we got to work. A nurse could come to work with a pair of panties on her head and the majority of us wouldn't notice. What we would notice is if she was the go to girl to start your bad stick IV's. I would not probably notice or care about sun glasses.

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3dayRN works as a stepdown RN.

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Yeah, that's strange. I cannot believe noone has talked to her about this. Definitely not part of the dress code.

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